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by Narsil
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wipeout HD
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Wipeout HD

Well I mean over the online mode in the game. I looked in the game guide and there was nothing, and I plugged in my keyboard and nothing happened, so I'm not sure.
by Narsil
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wipeout HD
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Wipeout HD

Yeah, I realized today that it's really not terribly challenging. But then without it, the game becomes too challenging and I crash into every damn wall. So, I'm at a loss. I'm not even sure why it's available online, it might be nice if they took it down in the update. I never see anyone else crash...
by Narsil
Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wipeout HD
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Wipeout HD

I was wondering, how many people here play with pilot assist on? I didn't for a while, but the game seems to be more fun with it on, as I spend less time forcing myself on a wall.
by Narsil
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 60
Views: 68832

Re: Fan Fiction

On one hand, every literary bone in my body cries out against this, but on the other, Neil Gaiman wrote the best fanfic ever with A Study in Emerald. Maybe that's my reason. After that, it's game over.
by Narsil
Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477182

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Somehow, I've gotten into this epic horror addiction, and I cleared out my Half-Price Books' supply of Clive Barker novels, and am now searching for Swan Song and Carrion Comfort , both 1,000 page horror novels in the same vein. Currently reading Everville , the sequel to T he Great and Secret Show ...
by Narsil
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wipeout HD
Replies: 20
Views: 1840

Re: Wipeout HD

I wanna get in on that Saladin, but I'm not sure when I'll be on my ps3 again. I'll message you.
by Narsil
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo clones to play while waiting for Diablo 3
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: Diablo clones to play while waiting for Diablo 3

mosc wrote:Go play D2 like everyone else?

There is no other game like Diablo II for scratching that Diablo itch. I don't care how many times you've played it, you can play it again.
by Narsil
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 156699

Re: Heroes: Here thar be spoilers (Merg'd Season 2)

I hope I haven't missed much not reading the online comics. I just kinda...stopped caring. I mean, not caring enough to wait for those damn things to load. Takes forever with no payoff.
by Narsil
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How long until games are photorealistic?
Replies: 98
Views: 7860

Re: How long until games are photorealistic?

Sometimes I'm kept going because I think to myself that one day, Dwarf Fortress and Nethack will be in full Elder Scrolls-type 3d. Oh man. Oh man.
by Narsil
Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How long until games are photorealistic?
Replies: 98
Views: 7860

Re: How long until games are photorealistic?

After playing Unreal Tournament 3, I don't really want anything better in terms of graphics from a game. This game is already too pretty to play. Usually I just wander around a level slack-jawed, not really playing. I want to see that computing power being put towards more physics in games. There's ...
by Narsil
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Toonami
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Re: Toonami

Toonami died the day they stopped showing anime and Samurai Jack. They just pulled the plug on this vegetative hunk of TV.
by Narsil
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Transformers Animated
Replies: 43
Views: 2869

Re: Transformers Animated

1, We were speaking of TF:A, and then you brought up "all Super Heroes / Villains" and we proved you wrong. Don't get all uppity. and 2... seriously? Yeah, let's talk bad animation and cheesy dialogue for a second. X-Men was ass . As for this show, I watched it once and it ended with a mo...
by Narsil
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What to do in Boston?
Replies: 14
Views: 1487

Re: What to do in Boston?

go to Harvard Square. bring a friend, chill, and admire the glory of harvard that you'll never achieve. Also, there are some pretty damn cool bookstores and a mall called The Garage where I got a nice hat. As for drinking, don't worry about it. When I hung out with some xkcdians, the only heavy drin...
by Narsil
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:09 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Tetris Thread.
Replies: 212
Views: 28399

Re: The Tetris Thread.

I personally hate the I block, because it never comes. Whenever I need it, it's a good 2 blocks away, having a pint.
by Narsil
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Making models of buildings within a video game
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: Making models of buildings within a video game

I'm trying to recommend something with usability in mind, but I find it odd that of all these tools here, the only one I could ever make sense of was autoCAD.
by Narsil
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:55 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Far Cry 2
Replies: 49
Views: 14271

Re: Far Cry 2

The opinion going around for this seems to be kind of meh, but I'm excited. This is mostly because I own a PS3 and the map editing will be there too. Plus I'm kind of a whore for sandbox/physics stuff. I hope this turns out nicely.
by Narsil
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Burn After Reading
Replies: 17
Views: 2624

Re: Burn After Reading

Sugarhyped, this is a response you your post: Exactly! That's the point! Chad and Oswald should have lived! That's the message of the film, is that we do not live in a time where the good are rewarded and the wicked are punished. Linda is a self-absorbed airhead that lets her greed and vanit...
by Narsil
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: David Foster Wallace
Replies: 18
Views: 3484

Re: David Foster Wallace

Wow, I never thought of it like a parabolic lens. That's very possible. But I like the annular idea too because it makes Infinite Jest feel like the titular film, "Infinite Jest", so you read it, start over, and read it again. And repeat. And soil yourself.
by Narsil
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Science Fiction books you would like to see as anime?
Replies: 80
Views: 18673

Re: Science Fiction books you would like to see as anime?

They'd need to make Neuromancer well (and not an ongoing series) for it to be good . Quite. I want to see this done by the guys that did Afro Samurai. Few anime series I've seen have dealt with sex very well, and they would have to in order for this to be done right. It'd also be tricky to get acro...
by Narsil
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: David Foster Wallace
Replies: 18
Views: 3484

Re: David Foster Wallace

Most of "the girl with curious hair" is pretty great, though the novella "westward the course of empire takes it's way" was either over my head or crap. Out of the collection, I enjoyed most the story "lyndon", as it was surprisingly heartfelt and genuine. I've been mea...
by Narsil
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Reference Books <>
Replies: 6
Views: 1911

Re: Reference Books <>

Definitely get Elements of Style by Strunk and White. Ultimate writing guide. It will help your writing tremendously. I guarantee it.
by Narsil
Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: David Foster Wallace
Replies: 18
Views: 3484

Re: David Foster Wallace

The great thing about Infinite Jest is that it's annular, to borrow Wallace's term. Cyclical. Ring-shaped. Start over at the beginning and you'll learn new stuff. You haven't truly completed the novel until you read that very first segment again, and by then you should have learned enough to see wha...
by Narsil
Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: David Foster Wallace
Replies: 18
Views: 3484

Re: David Foster Wallace

Hey Pathway, this might sound weird, but thanks. I bought Infinite Jest a while ago on your recommendation, just on a total whim. Totally changed my life.
by Narsil
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: David Foster Wallace
Replies: 18
Views: 3484

Re: David Foster Wallace

No. I'm literally devastated. I feel like a friend just died. No, that's what it is. Infinite Jest is probably my favorite book of all time. It meant so much to me when I read it, it was like another world. I've been collecting his stuff ever since, always hoping for more. I felt so lucky to be arou...
by Narsil
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: XKCD book club September, Cat's Cradle
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Re: XKCD book club September, Cat's Cradle

I believe the term you're looking for, for writing about the past up until a certain point, is called in medias res.
by Narsil
Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: GLBT lit
Replies: 42
Views: 7302

Re: GLBT lit

It's not entirely helpful, but I know Clive Barker received a lot of GLBT awards and grants and crap. He's gay, but the stuff he writes, for the most part, is lower on gay characters than you might think. I mention it, however, as you may appreciate the style, which is a bit different because of his...
by Narsil
Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: I'm looking for a Sad movie
Replies: 27
Views: 2533

Re: I'm looking for a Sad movie

darwinwins wrote:you guys are trying to hard.

find any movie where a dog is one of the main "actors" in an action movie. that dog is fucking doomed. and if you don't cry when a dog bites it in a movie, then you aren't human.

I...didn't feel sad at all in I Am Legend. I hope I'm not a spambot.
by Narsil
Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Burn After Reading
Replies: 17
Views: 2624

Burn After Reading

I'm surprised there isn't a topic on this yet. It's the latest Coen brothers film (Fargo, No Country for Old Men) and it is phenomenal . I was a little mixed up until the middle, then that one thing happened in the closet and I was like "fuck. this movie is not playing around" and spent th...
by Narsil
Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Rowling Successfully Sues Fan
Replies: 30
Views: 4114

Re: Rowling Successfully Sues Fan

As for being "meaningless", here's Orson Scott Card's take on plagiarism: Well, heck, I feel like the plot of my novel Ender's Game was stolen by J.K. Rowling. A young kid growing up in an oppressive family situation suddenly learns that he is one of a special class of children with speci...
by Narsil
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder
Replies: 88
Views: 10614

Re: Donnie Darko 2: Dark Harder

Not a snake wrote:Darko in Wonderland!

Through the darking-glass?
by Narsil
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A rarity or a creative opportunity?
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: A rarity or a creative opportunity?

Granted, I have a man crush on Gaiman, but I feel that asking for a link to this would cross some sort of line.

Not that this should stop you from posting a link or anything.
by Narsil
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Your Thoughts on Books
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: Your Thoughts on Books

Read all the way through the various bits of The Dionaea House and tell me that it would be as good printed on pulp. It would be much better actually, because it would be a book called House of Leaves. This totally had me going for a second, but I was done when it got to discussing the house's sent...
by Narsil
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Go Team Venture!
Replies: 65
Views: 12340

Re: Go Team Venture!

I think I'm the exact opposite of Sprocket. I watched everything in a couple of big lumps and I wasn't really into it until the last couple episodes of season one (which kind of kick off the plot-crazy of season two). I found season three awesome but I have to go back and pause and see what they're...
by Narsil
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommend a book
Replies: 484
Views: 268329

Re: Recommend a book

The Road by Cormac McCarthy because you will read it in one sitting and will want to read it again. Had to read this one for school, I suppose two years ago now. I found it wonderful. It keeps you thinking long after you put it down. It makes no attempts to have a complicated story. It throws out a...
by Narsil
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Rule of Four
Replies: 8
Views: 3190

Re: The Rule of Four

There was no good reason to bring the Illuminati into this. Then again, they probably wrote it as a fringe group that looks like it's against the Illuminati but is actually getting people to subscribe to the Rule of Fours so they'll...something about drugs and probably an orgy or two. So basically t...
by Narsil
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need another epic fantasy....
Replies: 84
Views: 12202

Re: Need another epic fantasy....

I'm not huge on the swords and sorcery fantasy trilogies that everyone is cranking out, so these are going to be from the outskirts of the fantasy genre. Weveworld- Clive Barker, An all around excellent book, not terribly challenging but not fluff either. Barker has a really excellent command of lan...
by Narsil
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 308692

Re: What is your favourite book?

by Narsil
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Go Team Venture!
Replies: 65
Views: 12340

Re: Go Team Venture!

I'm at such a loss for words. Each season, the finales get more and more sublime until this, which was so many kinds of genius. I loved that everyone used each other, to varying degrees of success. And I love the direction Dean and Hank are taking as developing characters. Both of them are broken by...
by Narsil
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you like that no one else has heard of
Replies: 88
Views: 20617

Re: Books you like that no one else has heard of

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Stop right there. There is no one. No. One. That should not have heard of this book. This book is a marvel, a work of art, and if there is any flaw at all with it, it's that it's too short. (the book is about 1,000 pages long) Sadly, so much of my stuff is pretty w...
by Narsil
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: How many?
Replies: 28
Views: 4289

Re: How many?

I usually read one book every two weeks, but to be fair, they're 1000+ pagers. Like, the last one was Underworld, and that shit took forever.

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